President Erdogan says that Türkiye’s goal is to be “fully independent in the defence industry”.
At least 230 metres in length and 32 metres wide, the indigenously-built warship is an all-weather behemoth meant to rule the high seas.
Bolstering Türkiye's naval capabilities, the TCG Anadolu can carry helicopters, drones, land vehicles, light warcraft and personnel.
Export contracts have been signed with 16 countries for Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs, according to Haluk Bayraktar, the chairman of the board of Turkiye’s Aerospace and Defence Cooperative.
State Committee for National Security chairman Tashiev said that the personnel that will use the Turkish drones are in Turkey for their training.
Turkey’s latest drone takes its defence industry into the big leagues, among “the top three combat drone manufacturers in the world,” President Erdogan says.
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